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BLUE GRASS BLApEPrliiely 1PUBLISHEDBY A HEATHEN IN THE INTER WEEKLY 100 A YEAR IN ADVANCE3 llui 11EDITED XI NO 44 LEXINGTON KY SUNDAY DECEMBER 21 E M 302 X100 A YEAR f TERMS OF THE BLADE 1 issue for one year f100 Issues for onp year 250 10 Issues for one year 400 100 Issues tor one year 3500 1 Terms100 per year In advance In clubs of five 50 cents foreign subscription 150 Make all Money Orders Drafts and Express Orders payable to the Blue Grass Blade Lexington Ky When you change your address ad vise this office giving your old as v well as the new address When you send your subscription say whether you are a new or old scriber The address slip on the paper will show expiration of subscription and feBenre as a receipt as the date changes ti as soon as the subscriber pays Subscriptions to this publication are Jit discontinued at expiration unless ordered by the subscriber The rtjlnvariabiy hold a subscriber 2pub lcber4Lf Jth6 lseHption price of all papers red fcevedvuntn the paper is paid for in rt p to date and ordered discon tinnedu Office of publication 161 East Third street near Walnut Entered at the Post Office at Lexing- toni Ky as Second Class Mall all communications to BLUE GRASS BLADE P BOX 393 Lexington Kentucky Cumberland Telephone 307 Club Rates and Sample Copies The Blade wil be sent for 50 cents a year each for any order for FIVE or more Sample copies will be sent free DAMNED STUFF CALLED ITHE ALCOHOL that alcohol to a certain demoralizes those who make who sell It and those who it believe from the time It Issues from the coiled and poisonous worm of the distillery until It empties Into the hell of crime death and dishonor It demoralizes everybody that touches- it do not believe that anybody can contemplate the subject without be coming prejudiced against this liquid you have to do Is to think of the of deathof the suicides of the insan ity of the poverty of the Ignorance of the distress of the little children tug ging at the faded dresses of weeping and despairing wives asking for bread of the men of genius It has wrecked of the millions who have struggled with Imaginary serpents produced by this devilish thing And when you think of the jails of the almshouses of the prisons and of the scaffolds upon either bank do not wonder that every thoughtful man Is prejudiced against the damned stuff called INGERSOLL Keep Church and State forever separateGrantIn Is this gov ernment founded upon the Christian religion Washington The divorce between Church and State should be absolute Garfleld COLLEGE MEDICINE SURGERY Chicago Four years Graded Course Laboratories fully equipped Abundance of Clinical Material lEES MODERATE Fall term opens In September Write today for Catalog to FLORENCE DRESSIER M IL Soy 846247 Ashland Ave Chicano III IrW r t uu SAMSON SOME THOUGHTS ON THE LIFE AND DOINGS OF THAT WELL KNOWN BIBLE CHARACTER Like the Hiost In Hamlet poor old Methuselah will hot down und he seems to have choneii the columns of Blue Grass Blade In which to exploit himself To fltad out the exact age of Methuselah seems to be a burning desire with some people for my self recognize the gravity of this question but honestly admit do not know the exact age of Enochs son Editor Moore admits that he will not be dead sure about IL The Bible cannot square Itself on Its own statements regarding him and no one knows for sure the day of his birth or that tie ever lead a birth But sup pose In the resurrection of religious relics the familY Bible of Enoch should to light giving the exact date of Methuselahs birth that would settle the controversy never could tell why Methuselah Is such u prom inent Bible character The Book makes no record of anything he ever did except to be born arid die and either one of these ordeals seems to require small effort on the part of the Individual concerned If Methuselah ever did anything to Immortalize himself Holy Writ does not record It He Is only famous because he lived to a very old age and any one can do that If they live long and that without trying The easiest thing for human beings to do in this life Is to grow old If Methu selah had lived 969 years and then faced about and grown young again he would have laid all the Bible mir acle workers In the shade Why Methuselah is a celebrity cannot hold candlelight to Samson Samson did a lot of things to oth er people and some of the people did a lot of things to Samson The history of this man In the Bible discounts anything told by Swedenburg Baron Murchausen Ara bian Knights Mother Goose or Jules Verne Samson had a semimiraculous birth in which akallgel PIlt1an- nd par blld part The angel finally disappeared In a flame of fire trom off a pile of stones on which Samsons father was roasting meat for God During Samsons youth he was de nied the use of a razor and early in life he married a Philistine girl Once while on a courting expedit ion he was attacked by a lion Sam son tore the lion asunder with great easeAfterward he came upon the carcass of this lion and found it inhabited by a swarm of bees and he helped himself to the honey and the bees didnt do a thing to him Samsons wife found out he was not a saint and she left his bed and board and went back to her parents This roused Samsons anger and as his wife was a Philistine he deter mined to get even with the Philistines There are many men In this day that are playing the Samson role along this line They love honor and cherish their wives in such a manner that their wives to escape their cruelty or loss of their lives take refuge with their parents and the vengeance of the modern Samson is turned against the family of the wife This Is how the Bible Sam son paid his respects to the relatives and friends of the wife of the bosom He caught three hundred foxes and arranging them In groups of two tied their tails together placed firebrands between each pair of tails and turn ed them loose In the grain fields of the Philistines that belonged to his family and her tribe and destroyed their entire harvest Men who are suing their wives for divorce on a plea of abandonment can get soma valuable hints about how to get even with their wives and their families by reading the Bible story of Samson given by Divine spiration for our guidance and In had many episodes and ad ventures In is eventful life Per haps the less said about the one with the lady of Gaza the better This wily lady enticed Samson Into the city which was surrounded by the Philistines who had tried to capture him to pay him back for the damage he had done them with the Incendiary foxes but he got out of their way and carried the gates of the city posts and all to the top of a mountain Up to this time Samson was only making ready for the great deeds he performed later It seems that Samson never felt that he could get even with his wifes people the Philistines lIe single handed fought a battle with a large army of the Philistines His only weapon was the jaw bone of an ass and the Book says he stew thousands of his enemies Think of fierce ness of that combat Of course the Philistines did not stand still and let Samson kill them so he must have run hundreds of miles before he got his last victim dont know whether It was winter or Summer when this battle took place but should think he was both hot and tired when he got through the Job yet the Bible dont say a word about that but it says he called for water and God made a hole In the asss jrwbono he killed the Philistines with and a spring gushed out Samsou wo are f told ruled the country twenty years hut he mot his nmtcii at last This man that would have been a Major General In the Armies of Tonjueniada Ililllp the ad the Duke of Alva or Weyler and put nil the champions of the prize ring from Ileenan to Jeffry to light met his match In a woman Similar cases have been happening er since Adam opened the world to the public yet masculinity have nev er learned the lesson that woman can defeat swamp both warriors mid statesmen when she sets her head to that Hue of business Well Safnson divulged tie secret to Delilah that his titanic strength lay In his hair Miss Delilah saw a chance for the Philistines to get In their Inning ou Samson They did not care a rap for Kiplings refrain Lest we forget They did hot forget what Samson had done to them So Delilah had SamI sons lowing looks cut while he was taking a nap with his head reposing In her lap So Samson was captured and Imprisoned and lilt eyes were put out During his Imprisonment his hair grew again ami his strength turned und he wreaked his geance ou his old enemies for when a large crowd of Philistines were gathered In and upon the temple where Samson was he pulled out two posts that supporterted the structure and the whole thing came down uudI crushed three thousand of them side himself How two posts could hold up a handing that would accommodate people Is a mystery in this day hut the architecture seemed to be on with the me of that timeISamson once gave a barbecue and he made a bet with his chums that he could tell a riddle that they could not guess lie bet thirty suits of clothes and thirty sheets but a treach erous woman made him lose the ger and the Bible says And the spirit of the Lord cause upon him and he went down to Askelon and slew thirty men of them and took their spcjils and gave change of garments up to them that expounded the rid die Think of the spirit of the Lord moyI ing the champion butcher of the huI man race to murder and robbery toI help him pay a wugelIam glad Sumson hud not as wives as Solomon had It seemsI to me their lives would not have lJeenI one glad sweet song A few Dell labs and maids of Gaza might have made It more lively for Samson but with his abllltyJJoJ create sensations liEtdldFfn erstanat- 1ft tfthu1amj ljit brutn6u17 to return to earth they would hve nq need of armies to carry civilization and plant the banner of the cross In heathen lauds Samson could single handed knock out all the Boxers in China Of course they would have to keep him sequestered from the DelilahsITalk about Methuselah why he is a man of affairs and everything that he came In contact with needed IeI seemed to be peculiarly fortunate in his dealings with women Military heroes have often been subdued by women when allied faces could not conquer them Samson and Napoleon met many misfortunes In life through the influence of women a mere pigmy compared with Samson but as a military hero Nopoleon was a mere pigmy compared with Samson There were some mighty men of war in Bible times and according to Bible history they were times when God and all his sons were on the war path It seemed an absolute necessity to be on the firing line But of all the mighty men of war In the Bible from Moses to Malachi Sam son lays them all In the shade and looms up as the most impressive and oppressive figure of the old Testa meat Methuselah won his fame by grow ing old but Samson Immortalized himself on the field of action He did thingsIJOSEPHINE K HENRY- sVersailles Kentucky REDUCED RATES On Railroads for Lexington Congress of the L P Upper Samlusky 0 Dec 02 Editor Blade am one of your readers and want to come to the Lexington Congress ofI the National Liberal Party Will we have reduced rates on rail roads Respectfully AnswerI hope we will We will soon report in the Blade Hope to get reduced hotel rates too WANTS PARTY PROBLEMS Dayton Ohio Dec 1902 Mr Hughes think it Is good to print Dr Wil sons article on Socialism in pamph let will take worth Men and women who are opposed to slavery should work for the liberty and free dom of humanity am only a wo man und dependent on my labor fo my living but feel the would b well spent In distributing the artlcl In pamphlet form hope that those who have the liberty of using the bal lot will get out of their hide bound party views and work for the rights and liberties of TILLIE OELSLAGEU NEAR INSTEAD OF DEAR The lire last week made me speal of one of my Negro man neighbors my s dear neighbor when It should have been near He is a good neighbor and good Izen but dear Is rather too gush lug t J 4 SOCIALIST PII EST 0 REV THOS McGRADY OF BELLE VUE KY OUSTED FROM THE PRIESTHOOD CATHOLICICHUR DOWN ON SOCIALISM Rev Father Thomas McGrady of St Anthony Church Bellevue Ky opposite Cincnnatlresigned from the priesthood owing to the teachings by the CatholicsChurch which condemns all antagonism to Plutocracy Aris tocracy and the rights of labor to defend Itself against these vultures of Liberty For several years Rev McGrafly has attracted to himself widespread attention because of his radical speeches and writings along liberal und Socialistic lines Ills Superior Bishop Maes of Cov Ington afteri reprimanding him time and Without avail finally de manded certain things In the nature of to which McGrady gave his defiance and there being no other alternative but surrender manhood Intellectual Indepent dence or obey the dictates Superior he resigned and announcedI the same to his SundayIsuch brave fellows but In this case McGrady just resigned and theyI wont burn him The Catholic ceased to be a dominant power overIthe thoughts of men when It to be able to burn without protest and danger to Itself hesltaucyincauses leading up to It He said monishment and orders have been re Iofread yesterday morning to his gregation One of these which he showed Is from Bishop Mines and dat ed November 1902 It contains he said ith8ands your obligations tov rcell ettlcna of 1901 within two weeks and of 1902 before the end the year SecondTo bring us a letter recall ing such praises of Darwin Zola and Renan and some other writers whose names are mentioned in your letter published In Wilshlres Maga July number which shall be given the same public notice that your fullsome praises to the detri of the church and the scandal of the faithful gave That scandal must be repaired and an earnest promise given by you that you will obey the directions and conform to the teachings set forth in the ency cllcals of our Holy Father the Pope and requested Bishop Maes to ansbThird We admonish you not to al low the sale of any books written by you for which the Imprimatursihas been refused for which the imprimature should be in accordance with the rules of the Holy SeeFourtlmWe admonish you not to be absent from your parish too freeI quently without permission and to refrain from emitting views on So cialism either by speech or by letter which are at variance with the teachings of our Supreme Pontiff or of the church ReplyOnreplied to the above letter submitting eight propositions cover the entire teachings of Socialism requested Bishop Maes to an wer and state in writing whether any or all of said propositions were con demned by him to which reply Fath er McGrady offered to answer by the 23d ult This proposition was ignored blole bishop The Blshbp so Father McGrady claims knew that by condemning the propositions submitted he would condemn the teachings of thoI church of the first four centuries and if he would endorse those propositions he would approve of Social ism Therefore the Bishop shift ed position dropped the question- of imprimature on the books dropped the question of absence from parish on lecture tours and confined himself- to three points contained in another letter written to Father McGrady on November in which the Bishop saysWe hereby order you first send to us in writing within a week from this day u promise that for the ture drops the whole past you will do your duty toward seminary and other diocesan collections second to take up and forward to our chancery seminaryryear retractionetlon of authors condemned by the Holy See contained in your letter which appeared in Wilshires Maga zine You shall make retraction in writing within one week and promise to have the same published if pos sible in Wilshlres Magazine or In such journals or magazines as see lect Again Refused to Retract Father McGrady says he replied to the abova letter as follows My duty to the collections is to announce them and have the trus tees take them up and forward them to the Bishop after deducting the or Frequentlyand the Bishop is duly notified therefore no delinquency can occur TIJ Bishop has no right to exact such u promise unless there is a delhi quency I refuse the promise It Is probable that the Bishop referred to personal donations when speaking of the seminary collections Personal donations are a free gift and can not be demanded by the canon law I refuse to consider it It Is true that is a diocesan statute but it is ille galJthatlathedral mentioned the fact that many priests were invited to take part In the cathedral services on Holy Thursdays The director was pelled to give them dinner and quired a compensation It was pro posed by one of the clergy of the synod that it looked mean to invite guests to the church service and then charge them for dinner It was then suggested that each priest do nate 500 annually to the seminary fund and the same could be used to pay for a dinner that I did not eat In the letter to the Wilshire Magazine I referred to a number of brill iant men of worldwide reputation who had adopted Socialism and praised their genius to show that men of vast Intellectual acumen had adopted the teachings of Karl Marx This is the second charge which Bishop calls a scandal to praise man of genius whose writings are all accepted by the church There a Catholic would be guilty of heresy If he praised the Declaration of Independence which was written an Infidel He would be excommunicated if he went so far as to state that Thomas Jefferson was a great If submitted to these ditions I would sacrifice my manhood and conscience and stultify myself be fore the public Every Intelligent man would say that I should be fined in an insane asylum Therefore resigned to preserve myself from a charge of Idiocy and to protect my memory from everlasting infamy They want to condemn So cialism but my eight propositions were stumbling blocks to their pro ceedings Therefore they drop So cialism and confine themselves to the charge of my not paying for a dinner that I did not get and of stat ing that an Infidel t1Av a great mind Life of Father McGrady Rev Thomas McGrady was born In Lexington Ky in 1863 was educati ed at Bardstown Ky completing the course at Kankakee Ill and was or dained a priest In 1887 at Galveston Tex by Bishop Thomas F Brennan In 1890 he returned to his native State and diocese and in August 1895 he became pastor of St An thonys Church in Bellevue Although yet a comparatively young man he attracted attention by his eloquence earnestness and zeal almost from the beginning of pastorate across the river When views on Socialism and on socio logical questions in general were not known or suspected his name on a program of entertainment or lecture invariably brought out a large attendance Little by little he began to express publicly his views which sounded strange coming from a Ro standingtoIt was not long until when great political or economic questions wereI Continued on Fourth Page ELOQUENT ULOCY ON ELIZABETH CADY STANTON BY WALTER HURT THE EX EDITOR OF THE SUP PRESSED GATLING GUN Iir Uje plenitude of praise that has ofElIza1VUbeen But now that more gifted anddepartedment from the shadows of obscurity and lay a simple blossom among tho graveBe wonderful woman it is not easy to refrain from superlative speech It is possible that she was the grandest public character of her generation It is probable that goodthattain It Is rat she was the foremost representative of her sex and a cul minant product of the presents civil Stanton taught with irrefrag able theories but she lived her own best lesson Her personality was answer to the ancient question of wheuier woman Is fitted to exercise suffrageIt Mrs Stanton considered by enduring results was the most successful Freethonght prop agandist that ever lived Of course the fact that she was a woman mado her evangelism more effective But the circumstance or sex is incidental in accounting for her preeminent power Her commanding intellect her compelling character her unlmtpeachable sincerity and the dignity of her methods afford an ade quate explanation her Immense in fluence and prodigious accomplish ment One other person only can approx inmate her recorJ In the advance ment of liberal thought Ingersoll But that inspired iconoclast had not this womans superb equipment His sphere Wa narrower the field of his 0 jr t0i1Ca Tess varieti hlSperr 1sonal interests were more dominant He directed his efforts against relig ious dogma and concentrated his at tacks upon the church to the exclus ion of nearly every other phase of re form His great contemporary was more comprehensive In her interests more cosmopolitan in her thought Mrs Stanton was less eloquent than Ingersoll but more convincing She thought less of winning the admir ration of her auditors than of im pressing their minds with permanent truth She subordinated self to the cause What she lacked In rhetoric she supplied with reason and always she found logic a weapon superior to levity She preferred to instruct rather than to amuse and her ear nestness appealed to serious hearers with a force that never can follow the shallow tricks of spectacular was not a specialist She considered wrong In the aggregate To her Its form was unimportant and she attacked every phase of tyranny Intolerance and superstition with an impartiality that knew no differentia Continued on Fourth Page + ++ + ++ + + ++o+Ho+ + + + + ++ XaHHoEo + + + tzIoioj 1 orCOMPARISONI r Io In 12 or 4 Ounca Silverine Screw Cases Prepaid 0o TDeuberHampdenJls 24 New RWay 23 jls 26 John Hancock jls 4 fElginall jls 25 Father Time21 Jls or new W Raymond 19tjls 20 Raymond 17 Jls 1850 tStr1850 same not Premier 17 jls nickel ElginI7 jls noncatchable hairspring Hampden 7 jlsgllt 450 Standard or Century The above In goldfilled screw cases guaranteed twenty years i350 or In hunting 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payable to the Blue Grass Blade Lexington K When you change your address a vise this office giving your old as well as the new address When you send your subscription say whether you are a new or old subscriber The address slip on the paper wi show expiration of subscription an serve as a receipt as the date changes Kis soon as the subscriber pays Subscriptions to this publication are notgd lacontinued at expiration unless TheofJl tthb DubllcheratorsW o srlptloDPrlceof all papers re c Juntflthe paper is paid for in f and ordered disco n of publication 161 East Third street near Walnut Entered at the Post Office at Lexin ton Ky as Second Class Ma all communications to BLUE GRASS BLADE P 0 BOX 393 Lexington Kentucky Cumberland Telephone 307 Club Rates and Sample Copies The Blade wll be sent for 50 a year each for any order for FIV or more Sample copies will be sea free THE DAMNED STUFF CALLED ALCOHOL believe that alcohol to a certain degree demoralizes those who make It tljcee who sell It and those who drink It believe from the time It Issues from the tolled and poisonous worm of the distillery until It empties Into the hell of crime death and dishonor It demoralizes everybody that touches it do not believe that anybody can contemplate the subject without be coming prejudiced against this liquid you have to do Is to think of th of deathof the suicides of the insa ity of the poverty of the Ignorance J the distress of the little children tug gang at tie faded dresses of weeping and despairing wives asking forI bread of the men of genius It has wrecked of the millions who have struggled with Imaginary serpents produced by this devilish thing And when you think of the Jails of the almshouses of the prisons and of the scaffolds upon either bank do not wonder that every thoughtful man Is prejudiced against the damned stuff called alcohol ROBERT INGERSOLL Keep Church and State forever separateGantIn Is this ernment founded upon the Chrlstl religion Washington The divorce State should be absoluteGarfleldI COLLEGE of MEDICINE SURGERY Chicago Four years Graded Course Laboratories fully equipped Abundance of Clinical Material TEES MODERATE Fall term opens In September Write today for Catalog to FLORENCE DRESSIER N0 Se 246247 Ashland Ave Chicago III jf tv li SAMSON SOME THOUGHTS ON THE LIFE AND DOINGS OF THAT WELL KNOWN BIBLE CHAR ACTER ILllte the Ghost In hamlet poor al Methuselah will rot down and lie seem to have chosen the columns u Blue Grass Blade In which to exploit himself To tftid out the exact uge of Methuselah seems to ue a burning desire with some people As for my self recognize the gravity of ihl question but honestly admit do not know the exact age of Enoch s son Editor Moore admits that he will not be dead sure about It The Bible cannot square Itself on its own statements regarding him and no one knows for sure the day of his birth or that ne ever had a birth But suppose In the resurrection of religious relics the faintly Bible of Enoch should come to light giving the exact date of Methuselahs birth that would settle the controversy never tout prolocalmales no record of anything he ever did except to be born and die and either one of these ordeals seems to requite small effort on the part o t the individual concerned If Methuselah ever did anything to Immortalize himself Holy Wl1t does not record It lie Is only famous because he lived to a very old age and any one can do that If they live long and that without trying The easiest thing for unman beings to do Methdu faced about and grown young again he would have laid all the Bible mir acle workers In the shade Why Methuselah Is a celebrity cannot hold candlelight to Samson otLda to The history of this man In tilt YIbfan Knights Mother Goose or Jules Verne Samson Lad a semimiraculous birth in which aik angel part man anti parsblyduttLJt ptsud Ipart The angel finally disappeared in a flame of fire troth off a pile of stones on which Samsons father was roasting meat for God During Samsons youth he was de sled the use of a razor and early girlgt 11ion he was attacked by a lion Sam son tore the lion asunder with great ease Afterward he came upon the carcass of this lion and found it Inhabited by a swarm of bees and he helped himself to the honey and the bees didnt do a thing to him Samsons wife found out he was not a saint and she left his bed and hoard and parentsE ats a mined to get even with the Philis a tines There are many men in this day that are playing the Samson role along this line They love honor and cherish thou wives In such a manner that their wives to escape their cruelty or loss of their lives tape refuge with their parents andJ the vengeance of the modern Samson is turned against the family of the wife This is how the Bible Sam son paid his respects to the relatives and friends of the wife of his bosom He caught three hundred foxes an arranging them in groups of two tie their tails together placed firebrands between each pair of tails and turned them loose in the grain fields o the Philistines that belonged to his family and her tribe and destroyed harvesten are their wives for abattdoutueutofhow to get even with their wives an their families by reading the Bible story of Samson given by Divine in agitation for our guidance sail in struction Samson had many episodes and ventures In is eventful life Per haps the less said about the one with the lady of Gaza the Letter This wily lady enticed Samson Into the city which was surrounded by the Philistines who had tried to capture him to pay him back for the damage he had done them with the Incendiary foxes but be got out of their way and carried the gates of the city posts and all to the top of a mountainMUp to this time deedanIt seems that Samson never that he could get even with his wlfa people the Philistines He aingl- handed fought u battle with u larg army of the Philistines His weapon was the jaw bone of an and the Book says lie slew thou9nn of his enemies Think of the fierceness of that combat Of course Philistines did not stand still and etIol Samson kill them so he must YOI run hundreds of miles before he g his last victim dont know whet er It was winter or Summer when this battle took place but should thlnlt he was both hot and tired when he got through tho Job yet the Bible dont say a word about that but it says he called for water and God jwbotmUCY ho a spring gushed out Samson wo are yearshillAlajoCeuetPhilip the 2d the Duke of Alvu or Weyler and put all the champions of the prize ring tram Heenan to ieftry to flight met his match In a woman Similar cases have been happening el since Adam opened the world to the public yet masculinity have er learned the lesson that woman cu defeat trod swamp both warriors tut statesmen when she sets her head to Sahtaomdhis titanic strength lay in his hall Mlsa Delilah saw a chance fur omtIto a rap r Kiplings refrain Lest we forget They did not forget what Samson had loan to them So Delilah had Sam waau nap In her lap So Samson was captured sail Imprisoned and his eyes were put out During his Imprisonment Id hair grew again his strength r turned and he wrestled his ven geance on his old enemies for whe a largo crowd of Philistines wer gathered In std upon the tempt where Samson was he pulled out two posts that supporterted the structure and the whole thing came down and crushed three thousand of them be side himself How two posts could hold up u building that would accom modals 15000 people Is a mystery In this day hut the architecture seemed to be on a par with the met of that time Samsun once gave a barbecue and he made a bet with his chums that he could tell a riddle that they could not guess He bet thirty suits of clothes and thirty sheets but a treach steal woman made him lose the wa get the Bible says And the spirit of the Lord came upon bun and he went down to Askelon and slew thirty men of them and took their spcjlls and gave change of garments up to them that expounded the rid dieIiiing the champion butcher of the man race to murder and robbery to help him pay a wager urn glad Samson hull not as mallYI wives us Solomon had It seems to me their lives would not hove been sue glad sweet song A few Dell labs and maids of Gaza might huveJ made It more lively for Samson butI with ills ability to create sensations s J d nnt o ntlil ersio- ntrrb i mt tiats to return to earth they would htvye no need of armies to carry civilization and plant the Lanier of the cross in heathen lands Samson could single handed knock out all the Boxers in China Of course they would have to keep him sequestered from the about Methuselah why he Is a man of affairs and everything that he came in contact with needed reIpairs Samson seemed to be peculiarly fortunate his dealings with Military heroes have often bee nthesubdued by women when allied ce could not conquer them Samson and Napoleon met many misfortunes hin life through the influence of women mere pigmy compared with but as a military hero Nopoleon was mere pigmy compared with Samson There were some mighty men of war In Bible times and according to Bible history they were times when God sail all his sons were on the war path it seemed an absolute necessity to be on the firing line But all the mighty men of war In the Bible from Moses to Malachi Sam son lays them all in the shade and looms up as the most Impressive and oppressive figure of the old Testa nient growdhimself on the field of action thingsf K HENRY Versailles Kentucky REDUCED RATES Congresd s Upper Sandusky 0 Dec 02cEditor Blade urn one of your renders and wan to come to Lexington Congress of the National Liberal Party Will we have reduced rates on railroads Respectfully Answer hope we will We will soon report In the Blade Hope to get reduced hotel rates too WANTS PARTY PROBLEMS Dayton Ohio Dec 1902 r Hughes RISsons on atItwomen rydo td freea vveman a wouldds be soin le who have the liberty of using the bal will get out of their hide bound views and work for the rights and liberties of all hTILLIE OELSLAGEU NEAR INSTEAD OF DEAR The lino last week made me speak of one of my Negro man neighbors as my dear neighbor when it should kayo been near He Is a good neighbor and good Izen but dear is rather too gush- Ing iIt SOCIALIST PRIEST r iIMcGRADY OF BELLE- VUE KY OUSTED FROM THE 1PRIESTHOOD CATHOLIC CHUR 1DOWN e SOCIALISM Rev Fathe Thomas McGrady of St Anthony Church Bellevue Ky thse bgall antagonism to Plutocracy Aris toIvultureeFor severs years Rev McGratly wdespreaealong liberal and Socialistic lines Cotinglone and again without avail finally de manded certain things In the nature of retractions to which AicOrad gave his defiance and there beta no other alternative but surrender IndependenceSuperior he resigned and announced lastSundayIt used to be that the Church such brave fellows but In this cos McGrady just resigned and they wont burn him The Catholic Church ceased to be a dominant power ova the thoughts of men when it ceased to be able to burn without protest and danger to Itself hesitancyhicauses leading up to It He said ad monishment and orders have been r calved by him a long time Lot the climax approached with the receipt of the letteifi and replies which he read yesterday morning to his con gregation One of these which h showed Is froui Bishop Maes and da ed November 1902 It contains h ands Ftrat i11lou r obligations rtr3htaerltat tcolleCtlCnS o 1902beforeSecond To bring us a letter recall andRenanyourletterzinc July number which shall be given the same public notice thatyour fullsome praises to the detrl of the church and the scandal of the faithful That scandal must be repaired and an earnest promise given by you that you will the directions and conform to teachings set forth In the encyclicals of our Holy Father the Pope requested Bishop Maes to ans alnImprlmaturehaswhich the imprimature should be in accordance with the rules of the Holy See tobequently without permission and to retrain from emitting views on So cialism either by speech or by letter teachIngschurch Father McGradys Reply McGradyacoverIng j and requested Bishop Maes to swer and state In writing whether any or all of said propositions were con demned by him to which reply Fath er McGrady offered to answer by the 23d ult This proposition was ignor ed by ue bishop The Bishop so Father McGrady claims know that by condemning the propositions submitted he would the teachings of the centuriestositions he would approve of Soclalr ism Therefore the Bishop shifted position dropped the question of Imprlmature on the books dropped the question of absence from parish on lecture tours and confined himself to three points contained in another letter written to Father McGrady on November in which the Bishop saysIWe hereby order you first send to us in writing within a week from this day u promise that for the fu ture drops the whole past you will your duty toward seminary and diocesan collections second to tale up and forward to our chancery y December 1902 the seminary collections for the current year laird bring or send to us a retraction writing of the unqualified approba lion of authors condemned by the Holy See contained in your letter which appeared in Wilshires Maga zinc You shall make retraction in writing within one week and promise to have the same published if pos sible in Wilshires Magazine or in suck Journals or magazines as I se lect Again Refused to Retract Father McGrady says he replied to the above letter as follows My duty to Ute collections is to announce them and have the trus tees take them up and forward them r A to the Bishop after deducting the o JrequentIy titertoreBishop has no right to exact such a promise unless there is a delin 1uency I refuso tho promise It is probable that the Bishop referred to speakingthe of al notbethitgal I inquired Into the origin of statute and was told by a priest th a synod was held in Covington sever al years ago The director of the thedral mentioned the fact that many priests were invited to take part in tho cathedral services on Holy m cosre a compensation It was posed by one of the clergy of the invltsservice an then charge them for dinner It wa then suggested that each priest do seminaPttnd eaint britloot who had adopted Socialism and I praised their genius to show that men haBThis is the seccnd charge which profsa ardfore a Catholic would be guilty heresy if he praised the Declaration wrlttee excommunicated if he went so far as to state Brearcon manhoot e intelllgenYt fined in an Insane asylum preservee o iInfamyclallsm but my eight propositions were stumbling blocks to their pro 9tte a a etast teafjRevtlcdfdained nInState and diocese and in August 11thonysAlthough yet a comparatively tlbyBjhissottologicalknown or nprogramInvariably brought out a large atten dance Little Slexpress slmanIn tho church 111polltlcalContinued on Fourth Page ELOQUENT EUlOCY ON ELIZABETH CADY STANTON BY WALTER HURT THE EXrEDITOR OF THE SUP PRESSED GATLING GUNatIn be plenitude of prates that has ofEllzttytltLecnhld But now that more gifted ones have brought their tributes and departed would emerge for a mo ment from the shadows of obscurity tUeswoman it is not easy to superlative speech It is wonderfulIshe was the grandest public of her generation It is she was the greatest force for good CertaIn I representative of her sex and a cul minant product of the presents civil ization IrrefragableeLest lesson Her personality was oPfsuffrageIt Mrs Stanton walitheagandlst that ever lived Of course madeherthe circumstance ot sex is incidental In accounting for her preeminent Intellectheradmirabledignityexplanation her immense in fluence and prodigious accomplIsh- ment approxImaIngersollButthis womans superb equipment His sphero yray narrower the field of hlsii jsonaldirected his efforts against rellg dogma and concentrated his at upon the church to tho exclus reoformcomprehensive in her interests cosmopolitan in her thought thanIngersollless of winning tho admir of her auditors than of im permanenttruth rhetoricPsuperiorto earifollowo i She was not a specialist She con fchershe attacked every phase of tyranny and superstition with an that knew no differentia Continued on Fourth Page ++ + ++ + FF+ + + + hhI + + + + + J + + + rHot 4+ + + ++ oH + i + + o MY PRICES J0 I For COMPARISON 0io Ix 123 or 4 Ounce Silverlne Screw Cases Prepaid o- t t 0 + f DeuberHampden 18 size Special RWay 23 jls 32 same 1jls 24 New RWay 23 Jls 26 John Hancock 21 Jls + 16Elgin t150 + 19jist JJStrWaltham 16TheP S Bartlett or Elgin 16itfasted same gilt same Hampden Waltham or Hampden nickel 15 jls Elgin 450Standard tcThe above In goldfilled screw cases guaranteed twenty years t huntIngTHE IDEAL GENTLEMANS WATCH x Small 12 size Hampden elegant artistic handchased or en j huntingcase handchased2850Ini guarantee pay freight and watches kept in order one year If well used otherwatchesandotherclble free 4 OTTO WETTSTEIN La Grange Illi+ i+ 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partially ennobles and redeems tho man that think is lost to every sense of goodness As with men individually so is It with them collectively It is impos sible to create either a smaH or a great system political or ecclesiastical that is wholly evil It Is a self evident truth that If mankind oven In the darkest lays of savagery hall been wholly evil the human species must have perished What Is true of mankind at largo is also true of them particularly If one or a dozen Indi viduals survive through a number of years It is because are in rath er than out of harmony with their environment To assert the con trary Is to assert that the laws of nature are not unchangeable It to break what we know as the quence of cause and effect and thus reduce the universe to chaos It Is also an axiom that what Is essentially true of a part of a thing Is true of the whole of It and since nature Is perfectly harmonious throughout it stands to reason nay more than this it is highest cer tainty that the survival of any s tem through many centuries proves more than anything else its fitness to survive Nor can it cease to exist until It loses Its power to adapt it self to the everchanging conditions by which it Is surrounded The Catholic Church has lived through twenty centuries Not only has It lived through so many years but its teachings have boon the creed of millions and millions of mankind The period of its existence however and the great number of adherents that it has had do not necessarily establish truth of Itt doctrines but simply show that It has in countless ways met the human needs of men and women The world as It always has been and it IT IS pre sents the spectacle of almost univer sat sorrow At all times and to uiv irnnorntlnn Hffih1Sforthe 1 part been but barren sand t mt shirts r1 between we know not what To eryone to whom life has been a prob lem of the deepest consideration how pathetically true are the words of Byron Between two worlds life hovers like a star Twixt night and morn upon the rizons verge How little do we know that which are How less what we may be The eternal surge cOfTime and Tide rolls on and bears afar Our BUBBLES As old bursts new emerge Lashed from tne foam of ages while the grave Of empire passes like some heaving wave By sorrow man has been taught to hope How sadly and how unfailing ly above the valley of dead he looked for just one kindly star The sere and withered leaves of win ter are mute but perfect prophecies of that which is to be In youth and health while still me blood is glow Ing with desire that poutS Its tor rents like a cataract into Its bottom less abyss we are forgetful of the tragedy that Is to come as dark and deep as can be woven from the warp and woof of mystery and death Tho soul at times however walks apart It lingers in the spectral haunts of woodsIt listens to the plaintive spirit of the seaIt dreams along the dusky highway of the stars All speechlessly it bonus above the lips of love forever hushed It folds again the hands of wife and babe and friend and gives them to the sleep of sleep and in tho newmade grave the liv lug heart is also burled Again the soul Is mingled with the darkness and the dust The voice of anguish dies unechoed In gloom Tis then man feels emptiness of ing the more than utter desolation of tho earth forever Islanded within a shoreless void What Is there then a strangeness in religion the hope that countless thousands have felt and still feel that somehow and somewhere night of death shall have a dawning We see at once tho vital element of every creed On its purely idealis tic side religion is a how of glorious promise It sheds a kindly light upon the darkness of the worlds despair Perhaps such light Is but phantasmal It has none the less a meaning deep tho deepest significance to those who see or think they see It And If It Is to be from a world in which there Is not so much of anything as sorrow then must world be taught to love death for Its own sale of Brother Moore Is The error found In the fact that ho locH not and redistinguish between religion ligious institutions lIe falls fully to realize that religion to many men what atheism Is to him tho meant of a livelihood or attempted path to fame und wor If tne liberals in ganizing succeedcountry shouldof the themselves Into a political of tho ernment possessionparty and get doubtto there is no reason I JtIUIIIII that we would soon see a reappear ance of national calamity of the kind that was the curse of Middle Ages Men are men and a Httlo brief authority would corrupt athe ists as much as it ever corrupted Christians There is nothing but the most unwarranted egotism In tho pre sumption that Freethinkers are nec essarily wise anti virtuous It Is just- af unwarranted as the counter pre sumption that Christians are neces sarily criminals If Brother Moore nail the least conception of falrmlnd eduoss ho would know this Ho is too busy however with the cheapest kind of vilification of all Christians ami atheists as well who do not agree with him to arrive at anything like a correct conception of life and hu man nature common saying that men are children of a larger growth Is strikingly Illustrated by him At one time ho wants a linotype anoth er ho wants a magazine and then again ho wants to tour tho orient He makes much ruin about wishing to bo of real service to world about his contempt for riches and on and yet he Is by far and largo greatest castle builder on tinent He has never given tiny evi dence of having least conception of atheism as a system of life and ethics lie does not know that Its antagonizes the state as much as It does the church that priest and rul or are children of same parents power nod tyranny One of tho well established facts of evolution Is that primitive priest was also king No man can be a thorough atheist without at tho same tlmo being a borough anarchist and also a free lover Take away the religious idea entirely and what remains Nothing but a lot of men and women who are produced in just as natural a way as that of worms that shall at last devour them And this Is tho reason why wo cannot altogether do away with the religious idea spirit of religion therefore lives somewhat In all of us and It Is that which keeps us from descending to the level of more beast Titus it Is that The Isonomy ap preciates the great ethical value of religion It Is not a question of weth er it Is true or not but a question of whether It Is useful ideal of religion like the Ideal of art need not really exist hi order to be wholly bencficicnt Both religion and art make us try to attain unattainable and In so lIning brings about progress But art need not reall exist In order to be wholly bend clent Both religion and art make us try to attain the unattainable and In so doing brings about progress But art like religion is the source of Ituses1jfcaused more misery an dnjnken ness But the Isonomy does nOt be hove that all women are bad any nero than It does that all Christians are haul We may therefore liken the Catholic church to womanhood and we feel safe In saying that the bail women outnumber bad Catholics But still to both the one and the other Catholicism and woman hood we may give the greatest cred it And because the editors of the Isonomy admire charity of tho Catholic people Otto the good that many or them io mankind they are not therefore Catholics any more than they are good women because they admire womanhood They are fully aware of the evil that both the church and women do and they are ready to point It out whenever the occasion demands but they are tot so unfair and even bigoted us to condemn either ono or the other un reservedly We do not even charge Brother Moore with being wholly had We will even be just enough to say that likening womanhood to one person and comparing Moore to that pet son vices and virtues of both ire about evenly distributed And when it is said that Brother Moore good qualities aro as numerous as rood women he certainly will not have the Insufferable egotism to deny the counter statement that his had qualities are as numerous as bad wo men If so then we must charge him with tot having one thing that the fewest of women aro without mod sty trust that Brother Moore wit take lesson herein given him to heart It is a hit of missionary worl tho successful Issue of which would make us exceedingly proud For If wo can teach htm tho rudiments of tolerance and falrmlndedness we shall not feel that wo have lived in vain We are certain that his heart Is In tho ngnt place and It will bo a labor of love unrewarded though it be to help him locate his Intelli gence Heeds Isonomy + z + + ANSWER The above Is from Reeds Isonomy for December whjch Is very much the best issue of that magazine that I have ever read above article Is evidently by Armstrong who while ho Is nominally tall of Ison omys editorial force evidently wags tho dog There Is nothing so far as I have seen from tho first cursory not cuss ory mind you reading of this issue of Isonomy that would not bo will ing to print In Blade without condemnation except perhaps in Its largo and worthy list of advertise tents ono small ad of a liquor house does not seem to bo a saloon and do tot claim to do any bet tel than that for take money from distillers for my paper and In Lex ington hiivo several times been called In from street by Tom Lyons an Irish Catholic saloon keep er to get tho money that Ito owed for Blade about only man In tho town from whom I have ever gone In and received the money anti received the good wishes of his maid J jAI m1 en sister and himself beside and n glass of cider to boot claim that to Blade and its writers Is duo great very great cred- It for Improvement In Isonomy This Issue of Isonomy does not print a single one of those letters from divers and sundry biped asses who tell Isonomy that It is as good as Branns Iconoclast which was ono of vilest papers ever printed in America Brann of Iconoclast ho being also a Jesuit advocated the ex termination of tho Negro race IRon omy lately in the sino spirit of pardcring to Catholic Irishman who constitutionally hates a Nag or because tho Irish and the Nag ors have both been slaves ono to tho English and other to the English and Americans has advo cated the reenslavement of the Ne groes 7 Mrs Closz believe It was In the Blade jumped onto Armstrong with both of roots tootsles and Jeems and main Guy lund sense enough to lot upon it for that I give them both credit and hope to show my appreciation of what they have done by accepting from them any suggestions they may offer to me whenever can conscientiously do so That Armstrong is dAll wrong in some things Is undeniable hut Wal tot Hurt or or Mr or Mrs or Miss Anybodyolso makes an ass or an assess of himself or hqrself accord ing to gender who says that In the above article Armstrong has not slung Ink pretty nearly as deftly as old Ingorsoll over jjld It In his palmiest day anti If Armstrong can he set right and made to stand pat no allusion to the Irish on Infideli ty he is worth working As It ns now ho Is today most skillful of all living Catholic Jesuits and a very little behind Ignatius Loyola himself Armstrong was educated by Cath lics for five years in a Catholic school at tho time when his brain was pliable as putty and Napoleon himself never got over that Influ ence That Armstrong Is a Catholic Is be yond pcradventuro It may bo that lie Is Ignorant of this fact antI that he Is a Catholic simply because he was trained that way and cant get over itamy explanation of my being an honest manor he may just he lying about It like any other Catholic or Protestant Jesuit God only knows and he wont tell what he knows these days like he used to do when he and Moses were engaged In writing tho Bible But that Armstrong has the Catholic and New Testament Romans Idea that lying for the glory of God is all right sticks out repeatedly and variously In what he here says with less his guise than Esops ass had in the lions skin and as big as any Durham bull that ever walked out of a Lex ington fair with a blue ribbon on his horn Catholic religion antI Its off sOot Protestantism sysmatlcally train their victims Into the belf that most selfevlient vices are virtues anti there is uot a priest or preacher In Lexintm tadtiy will hesitate for one Vninute to tell any old lie that he Uifnks will help Christianity and thus help to put money Into hlsor her for we have she preachers here now pocket and Jesus Christ and Paul plainly teach them to do this Jesus says Luke 011 But I say unto you male unto yourselves friends of the mammon of unright eousness the vilest sentiment ever spoken and Paul through the So cratlc method that was especially in vogue in his day and a good one etteachos that lying for the glory of God is all right Romans 7 For the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie unto his glory why yet am also judged a other words Paul says It Is not a sin to lie for the glory of God Armstrong is today most as of all living Jesuits of Cath He brand lie has more sense than that old boss devil Pope und all his redhatted pimps and toesuck ers combined and they have the tem erity to label their poison with the Catholic skull and Unties while Arm strong gets it off as a pleasant and innoxiious condiment for wholesome food for hotly and mind Samples form Armstrong to show that any old He Is just as good as the truth to boost religion are an follows On Its purely Idealistic side religion is a how of glorious promlsePer haps such light is but phantasmal It is not a question of whether It true or not hut a question of whether it is usefulThe Ideal of religion like Ideal of art need not really exist in order to be wholly beneficent These express exactly the Pauline Idea that It Is right to lie for the glory of God the only difference be ing that Paul was a little old Ignorant bowlegged soreeyed baldhead ed Jew so ugly that ho could not get married and soured on everybody especially woman and Armstrong is an educated good looking wears spectacles as smart people generally do uptodate man with a nice wife as every man ought to have and only ono at a time and Armstrong instead of being driven to necessity from noverty of vocabulary of calling a spade a spade as old Paul had to do calls it a horticultural Implement no difference In world except in size of the words two men use and tho chicken flxlns and gerbread and preachorlal Armstrong sticks around them and that old Paul didnt use because he didnt have sense enough to holler hello at a telephone Now revenons a nos mouton which Is Latin for ravenous mutton and Jcems says he understands that lan guage Samples of tho postulates of looms philosophy are as follows As with men individually so it is with them collectively Carlyle said London has three million people mostly fools therefore Carlylo meant to say that all the men in London including himself Were Is also an axiom that what is essentially true of a part of a thing is true of the whole of It There t- never was any such axiom any where- In all the history of tho world outside of a lunatic asylum and It rectly opposed matnematlcal ax iom that the whole Is greater than anyone of its parts Every body knows that there are apples parts of which are good anti parts of which are rotten biggest and best pineapple ever saw I bought In Cincinnati for five cents because half of It was rot tout and on the outer delicious half of It there was as much as Hughes and could eat Still on this kind of philosophical tommyrot Armstrong builds tho argument for the Catholic religion We have In physics Darwin- Ian demonstration known ns the sur vival of tho fittest but In ethics and still more In religion the fact that a thing has lived through so many years as tho Catholic church has done no more proves Its Illness to exist than the fact that lep rosy that Jesus Christ used to try to euro on Mrs Eddy plan is nour ishing to this day and making more converts among heathen and Chris tians than all rlllglons shows Illness of leprosy for our present wants The Catholic Church has not lived through twenty centuries It begun A D 3L5 under Constantine who copked his wife like a sardine In boiling oil and did Goebcl act for other members of his family On other hand the religion of Confucius was born lOP years before Jesus Christ was born and has run smoothly over since except when It has hall to defend itself against tho Christians anti religion of Confu therefore according to Arm strongs argument based on antiquity Is one which much more than Catholicism demands the acceptance of all good antI inteligent people Its true that there are some very absurd things in Chinese theolo gy hut according to Armstrong little matters if this kind cut no Ice and Armstrong should to lIe consistent put a roast pig on the grave of any friend of his that may die to eat on his or her road to heaven If Arm strongs religion recognizes that wo men go to heaven while the Christian religion does not Armstrong says He Moore falls fully to realize that religion Is to many men what atheism Is to him tho means of a livelihood or the tempted path to fame and power So far from my falling to realize this have continually asserted that men were religious as a means of livelihood and as an attempted path to fame and the only things except hate and bigotry that make priests and man can say that have been an atheist as a means of livelihood or that could have been such to gain power further than the power to save myself and others from the injustice and tyranny of the Christian religion My motive has been to gain fame The men and women who have been my Ideals were uiose who havo been willing to suffer for the truth and all their lives simply as a matter ofprlnclpre and were honored by their WlIow men when they were deadI believe that when I am lead will be honored by my fellow men and that my memory will be honored by good women and that hope males me willing to lose the fortune and liberty and popularity that have lost and so my atheism has truly been for me an attempted path to fame and the belief that will gain this fame Is my present reward for my advocacy of atheism r1ll1scome tyrants if they ever got Into power can only be an assertion and speculation There Is no evidence in the world that the assertion is true and there Is evidence that It Is not true When the Jews had power accord- Ing to the Bible they were tyrants and murderers and robbers When the Christians came Into power their crime and tyranny were just In the rails of their power anti that Is what they are today Tho annals of his tory know nothing blacker In crime than the recent war of tho Chris inns against Chinese to rob ttteni and murder their men and de bauch their women and force upon them the Christian religion In the eighteenth century Voltaire gave a tremendous Impetus to atheI- sm The result was that Franco threw off religion and monarchy and changed a government run by royal and priestly libertines that was tho scandal of the civilized world Into the government that gave La Fay ctte to help Washington and made France from that day to this when It still thriving out priests ono of tho grandest of all governments tho only democracy In Europe and that some Influence of Voltaire mndo such men as Franklin Jefferson anti Paine all Infidels who mado this gayer nment today grandest govern ment in world If we can only keep religion out of it as its founders de sired that It should be How can Armstrong speak of tho curse of tho middle ages when the only curse of those days was where ChrIs- tian religion hud control and only be cause It had control Why the statement that at onetime I want a linotype at another tlmo a magazine anti at another to tour the Orient Is there any crime In any of this They are all right In the line of my aspiration for fame by doing something to elevate race There Is no prospect that would make a dollar by it if all of these wishes should materialize and with a strong probability as write that no one of them will As to my alleged contempt for riches no man coin quote any such sentiment from me wish I had at least 1000000 think would use much of It to make others happy and ono of my ways of using It would he to extend the circulation of my pa perAs compared with my desire for fame however my desire for money has been so Insignificant that with fine business competency and a nlco fortune to start on am now a very poor man j All I am almost surrounded by three neighbors of the aggregate weaJth of 100000000 wish they would combine and give me 10000000 hut would not give tho fame that havo today for all their fame and twice their money may have been a castle builder never heard It was a crime Bnt- no man can have given his life ex clusively to biggin castles in the air who by working at legitimate farming has a wife and four child ren and hlmsolf been generous and hospitable to others handsomely edu cated four children to lives of honor and usefulness preached four years never receiving ono dollar for it and edited an Infidel paper for nearly twenty years and never received by thousands of dollars as much for the paper as ho paid out for it Somo pretty strenuous old castlcfl regular Kenilworths and Morros havo hulll- Atheism is not a system No mere negative can bo never know of atheism ajitagonlz Ing any reasonably conducted state neither did Armstrong nor anybody olso The priest and tho ruler are alas too often children of same par ents hut not necessarily so The greatest two rulers that this country ever hail were both Infidels They were Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln The most disreputable two rulers that this country ever had wore distinguished for their religion They wore Grover Cleveland and Theodore Roosevelt Armstrong says No man can be a thorough Atheist without at the same time being a thorough anar chist and a free lover That Is simply a lie such as all Christian propagandists will tell and think It their duty to tell in order to damage InlillelsIIt Is not possible that a man intelligence of Armstrong could haeIthought there was any truth In that when he wrote It Is nIlI pure and simple ItI am an atheist and have so r heatedly stated in court and any man who says am either an anar chist or a free lover Is a liar There Is no possible logical or moral or Immoral connection between atheism and anarchy or free love Every anarchist who has assassinated n ruler has been a Catholic and Armstrong cannot give me from the history of whole world any Instance of an atheist who was or Is an anarchist or a free lover antI he will not even try to do It and knew that ho could not do it when he wrote that lying statement Take away the religious idea en tirely and there remain men Jlke Ingersoll antI women like Elizabeth Cady Stanton Drill Into brains of children Catholicism from their In fancy path you have men like Gul teau Czolgosz and OBrien all Catholics last of whom I was summoned only yesterday as a juryman to try for the murder of a good- man whose house he was burglariz ngTake the greatest living represen tative of atheism and of Catholicism and you havo Ieo Tolstql and Leo XIII the first the greatest living or to the human race the first Ing his all to bless humanity and the latter taking millions upon millions from his dupes and victims to waste upon his sensual and sensuous appetites STEAMSHIP COMPANY Writes Me About the Dog Fennel Now York Dec Cth 1902 Tour Mr Charles Moore Dear SirWe are In receipt of your letter and postal of the 2d Inst In reference to the cruise of the S S Moltke and note contents We trust to heat that you have decided to make the trip as we are quite sure that you will never have an opportun ity again of doing so under such ad vantageous lerniB- Wo would be very pleased to have you take sonic of your friends with you and will do our best to provide them with good stateroom accommodation on the steamer but it islmpos slblo for us to make you any commission allowance as suggested ship Is filling up very rapidly hence It Is necessary for those contemplating the trip to secure accommodation without delay Very truly THOS COOK SON ILL BET OLD HAYSEED WAS OK Warrensburg Mo November The jury In the 10000 libel suit In Btitutod by Rev Orrison against W L Gott decided for plaintiff at clock last night Gott Is a wealthy farmer nail stood high In affairs of Baptist church Orrison charged that Gott repeated to a commltte from the congregation certain stor- about minister which reflected seriously on his relations with wo men members of church Got tried to havo case thrown out of court after tho ministers evi dence was in hut tho judge ruled against him Tho defendant then In troduced witnesses whose testimony was for the purpose of proving that tho alleged llbelous stories were true The name of Mrs Nehr was prominently mentioned She was an ar dent church worker before she was married her name being at that time Mary King- Whether or not the case will bo dropped now Is a matter of considera ble doubt stories of the preacher many think will counteract lilt ministerial usefulness in this vicin- Ity Ills wife stood by him In the trial and It Is believed that they will remove to a locality where the pastors private doings have not been so publicly discussed SALES OF LOTS WIFE Iieces of Lots wife are by far the most popular among things that nm nsled to bring from Palestine If go as seems now to bo probable Intend to try to get at least small pieces from tho old lady for each of persons who scribe for the book and ask that sou venir of the Holy Land J ANCIENTAND VAMPIRES By T J BOWLES During tho Seventeenth eighteenth and early part of nineteenth centuries a largo portion of tho people of Europe believed In existence of vampires These enemies of mankind were supposed to be the ghosts of dead men who left hotly at night and came out of the grave and wandered about over tho country and sucked the blood from the bodies of men men und children while they were asleep To put a stop to ravages of those vampires thousands and tens of thousands of graves were opened corpses wero taken out their heads wero cut off their hearts were torn out and n stako was driven through hotly and they were then reburled and by this process tho dep lotus of vampires wero prevented This Is ono of the strange superstitions and delusions that extensive ly prevailed not very long ago overlarge portions of Europe and Influ enced tho conduct of millions of pee ple Strange as It may seem this su perstition of blood sucking vampires has become a horrible reality in tho United States of America in tho morning of the Twentieth century But our vampires are not tho ghosts of dead men they are clothed with flesh and Intensely alive and active they aro rotund sleek and fat and dressed in purple and line linen Unlike vampires of old whotsucked tho blood of their victims on Iy at night our vampires continue their nefarious work unceasingly suck tho blood from the whole nation every minute both by day and by night 4 The vampires of former times knew nothing about of ganization for mutual hut each one acted Independently and wont forth at night thirsting for the blood of his sleeping victim but our modern vampires havo learned the Im benefits which spring from combines trusts arid syndicates and- yh the aid of cunningly devised schemes under the cover of law they have no difficulty In robbing seventy lye millions of people each day of the fruits of their labor and products of their toil The blood sucking power of these modern vampires Is abso lute and unlimited Chauncey M Depew prominent as counselor of these vampires says that fifty men living in the United States have it in their power by reason of their enormous wealth and wealth which they control to come to ether within thenty rpur hours ana arrive at an understaiOllng by yrhj eyery wheel of trade 4ntI commerce may be stopped from revolving every avenue of trade blocked and every electric railway struck dumb These fifty men can paralyze the whole country for they control circulation of the currency and can create a panic whenever they desire it This power far exceeds power of any President or Court or Congress and unless the people arise in their might and overthrow It IIberty will In a few years disappear from our once happy country and universal slavery will be the common lot of a once happy and prosperous peopleIWe can easily Tld tho these vampires if all loyal Americans will act In concert and In harmony under somo great leader loyal Re publicans loyal Democrats loyal Populists and loyal Socialists must lay aside their party prejudices and unite all their forces into one body bearing a new party name victory will certainly perch greatIbanner and these vampires as effectually exterminated as European prototypes whQse were cut off and stakes vjjrlven through their bodies Every man In United States who loves humanity better than his artyevery Republican who reveres tho memory of Lincoln every Democrat who cherishes the memory of Jefferson every Christian who has any respect for Jesus Christ every man of every party who rejoices that Washington and his immortal rades drove the British invaders back across the sea and founded thisJgreat Republic every man who loves wife and child anti fools an interest in tho generations yet to conmealim- en of all parties who possess Intelligence mill virtue should munitoP at once and wage an unceasing war faro against those hydra headed monsters known as tho Democratic and Republican parties these are the great monsters In whoso slimy folds tho Goddess of Liberty Is being crushed to death leaders oJthese two great parties have more to blackout and disgrace ourIcommon humanity than nil other creantB from Cain and Nero and Cal igula down to tho present hour They have vastly enlarged tho bouudarleRI of crime and extended the possibili ties of shameless Infamy Iho man ner of waging war against right and civilization by me Republican party In name of Jehovah and destiny and tho National honor surpasses In malevolence rocrod of all tho crim- Inals in human history The crimes of Duke of Alva and Spanish Inquisition wore virtues as white ns snow when compared to assassin ation of the of tho AmericanIpeople in name of God only hope Is to crush thorn Into fragments grind them Into dust and bury them out of sight forever Flue present leaders of this party Theodore Roosevelt and Marcus HanIna would bo a disgrace to say age tribes of Central Africa and Grover Cleveland and D B Hill thoIpresent leaders of tho eastern of the Democratic patty slum into insignificance when compared to tho cannibal chiefs of the Fiji Islanders Free Thinkers MUST steer clear ot 1 BLUE GRASS BLADE I theso Infamous organizations and fieoI from them as they would a pet tllence for thoy both have their fiei dish clutch upon tho white throat of the Goddess of Liberty and unless their grip can bo loosened they will noon plunge our blessed country Into sorrow and desolation The helpless western wing of tin Democratic party under the lender ship of Mr Win Uryan embodlci much that Is pure and noblo In Amor can politics and were It not for tin fact that ho belongs to an Infamous church founded by the murderer Join Calvin ho would make an Ideal lead er for tho Free Thinkers of Amer lea hut the truth Is that Free Think ers at present can find no political homo in any existing organization and their duty politically speakliif consists In building up the National Liberal Party which embodies In Itf platform all that is grand and gooi and noble and pure In the life of and Nations and want to slmki hands with at least one thoimam great men and grand women at oui Congress In Lexington who will ded Icate and devote their lives to the upbuilding of this mo best orgunla tlon In the history of tho world Mnnclo Iml PARALLEL BETWEEN THE REPUBLICAN AND THE DEMOCRATIC PARTIES For seventy five years this great Republic was dominated and controll ed by a heartless oligarchy called the slave power and for the laAt twenty five years It has been domln ated and controlled by a heartless oligarchy called the money power For seventyfive years tho slave power Inspired all tho statutes and for the last twenty live years the money power has made all the laws For seventyfive years tho slave I power filled both houses of Congress with Its tools and agents and for the last twentyfive years the money power coerced and purchased enough of hath houses of Congress to carry forward Its Infamous schemes of robbery and spoliation For seventyfive years the slave power sent Its ambassadors to repre sent us at all the Courts of the civi lized world and for twent five years the money power has done the same assisted the Kings and tyrants of all the earth to compass our financial slavery For seventyfive years tho slave power owned and controlled the pub lic press and for twentyfive years the money power has owned and con trolled It to push forward their schemes of robbery For seventyfive years the slave power compelled the priests of nearly every pulpit to uphold the divinity of slavery and for twentyfive years the rnnnW lino mnlf sadors of God uphold tile divinity plutocracy and sustain their vile and devilish schemes to enslave tho com mon people in this Republic For seventyfive years the slave power filled tho Presidential chair with believers In the monstrous crime of human slavery and for twentyfive years the money power has filled this highest executive office with cringing sycophants and worshipers of mam mon For seventyfive years the slave power made sleuth hounds of every American citizen to aid In Its hellish work and the money power for twen tyfive years has made spies and de tectives of all Its pliant tools to hunt down and persecute every lion est man In this great nation who does not believe In the divine right of gold to rule the Republic For seventyfive years the slave power suppressed the freedom of speech the mcftt sacred of all human I rights andfor twentyfive years the money power has closed every avenue as far fis possible to prevent the peo plo ftom learning the unfathomable depths of their unspeakable Infamy For seventyfive years tho slave power Incited mobs applied tho torch and with fiendish vengeance persecut ed even unto death the good and the great who raised their voices in sympathy for the suffering black man who had been robbed and whipped for two hundred years and for twenty Jive years the money power with ghoulish glee has watched the im poverishment of seventyfive millions IIof people and shouting with joy In gorgeous mansions they turn a deaf ear to the walls and lamenta tions of widows and orphans and mil lions of honest poor people made wretched and desolate and hopeless by their hellish greed For seventylive years the slave power created all the courts and forced them to decide that It was right to traffic In human nosh and for twentyfive years the money power has clothed with spotless ermine a set of men called Judges who have gloried In cheerful obedience to the demands of Mammon their heartless master Some of their decisions have been as monstrous as the court that condemned Socrates to take the fatal draught of hemlock some of their decisions have been as Infamous as the court which condemned Jesus Christ to walk barefoot over tho stony streets of Jerusalem while bending beneath the burden of the cross for no other offense hut de nouncing wickedness und hypocrisy and Pharisaism Some of their de cisions have been as wicked as the court which condemned fall Vlginla as a slave against the testimony and entreaties of her father ono of the darkest pages In Roman history Some of their decisions have been as shocking to tho moral sense of mankind as the court which compell ed Galileo to solemnly deny tho- great truth which he had discovered that tho earth revolves around tho sun some or their decisions have been as savage as the court which lighted the fires of persecution which glowed at Oxford and SmIthfield over the cinders of Luther Rldled and John Rogers Some of their decisions are as devilish as tho courts which hung witches in Massachusctt moro than a hundred years n othocruelty and the crimes of tho idav power for seventy five years find a perfect parallel In the hcartlessnes and malice of the money power dm Ing the last twentylive years th slave power finally concluded to wreck and rend our glorious union and after four years of awful frntri cldal Will this monster was exter minated with tho sword and fire at the fearful cost of ono million prec lOlls ves Tho money power during tho last twentyfive years has cost this nation In tears and sorrow and money a fnl greater sum than tho slave power dm Ing the whole seventyfive years of Its leprous existence and when wo think of the suffering and death tin poverty and crime tho cruelty ancl malice the suicide and homicide tin waitings of widows and the cries of orphans directly caused by thin In famous monster It is difficult to nn derstand how any human being oai be a Republican and throw the weigh of his Influence on the side of phi tocracy To tho everlasting credit and lion or and glory of the South ho It sail tnat when they gave up worshiping the slave power they grandly and nobly erected the It of humanity before which they now bow and have lierslstcntly and consistently refuser to worship at the altar of tho mono power and to the everlasting shami and dishonor of the North be It salt that after lighting like Trojans foi the overthrow of the slave power they are now worshiping at the altar of the money power and fighting for mammon and Jehovah two of the most Infamous Gods in the pantheon of savages and barbarians At the altar of these two Jnfainouf Gods may be found on their kncea every King and tyrant In Europe at the altar of theso two infamous Gods may be found on their knees the Belrnonts the Morgans and the Rothchtlds at the altar of those two Infamous Jods may bo found on their knees Grover Cleveland D Hill Mark Hannn Theodore Roosevelt and every member of every heartless trust In the United States Any Free Thinker In this Republic that will politically ally himself with tho Re publican or tho Democratic party should Immediately join the Presbyte rian Church or the Salvation Army for seventyfive years the slave pow er lived upon the unpaid labor of four million black men and for twentylive years the money power has robbed seventyfive million men women and children of more than half their earnings und with devollsh au dacity justify themselves in the name of God Destiny and National lIon or This foul monster called the mon ey power Is the joint product of all the depravity In the woild it hud Its origin In the malevolent brains of heartless tyrants and It grows lux uriously In desert hearts where ser pents hiss and creep and crawl It lives and flourishes by robbery hy pocrisy and fraud and force and cun ning and all Us joys spring from the wrecked and ruined homes of the ItsWfSt toilers in field und mine and factory To save the Republic which our fathers bequeathed to us the slave power had to bo destroyed by Ure and sword and for four years wo were compelled to undergo and pass through the most desolating war in modern times Will the money power persist In Its folly and madness will they persist In their heartless schemes and like the Infamous slave power es of spoliation plunder and robbery and like tho infamous slave power meet with the same tragic fate In the meantime let every American cit izen forget that ho ever was u Repub lican forget that he over was a Dem ocrat a Prohibitionist a Populist or a Socialist but let us never forget that the liberty of all mankind Is now threatened with destruction and let us unite and with the peaceful ballot let us crush this hydraheaded monster called the money power which had to be destroyed by fire and sword The National Liberal Party is the Instrument with which to ac complish this glorious work and while some may be discouraged be cause we have as yet only one thous and members lot us remind you that Mahomet was ten years In gaining forty adherents to the crescent hilt by persistence he toro down the bloody banner of the cross and furled to tho breeze the Hag of Islam Ism over the fairest portion of En rope If an Impostor like Mahomet could achieve such marvelous success In waging war against priestly tyranny surely there must be hope for us In our struggles to give freedom and happiness to nil mankind and If wo arc animated by the same spirit that moved our fathers In 177ii feel perfectly certain that liberty will fi nally mark the circuit of this earth and bring joy and gladness to all the suffering and sorrowing nations of tho earth T J BOWLES D Pros N L P HIGH WATER MMttK FOR have just finished reading rny mall on December and the Blade has In my judgment attained the hlgnest eminence and usefulness It nns ever had since started It in 1884 It has tho largest circulation and tae cheapest rates and tho finest writ ers of any Intldel publication In the world and If you will crowd in tne subscriptions even at thefiO cent club rate tno Hlade can bo ought to bo and will bo the most important publication In tho world LIKES PARTY PROBLEMS Buffalo N Dec lJ02 My Dear Hughes am more lan delighted with Dr Wilsons article In the made of Dec 17th hope you w put It In pamph let form for propaganda work Soon will send you to renew my sub scription and for ton of Wilsons pamphlets and the balance In his poems for distribution hope to bo with you at the Congress Mrs W Joins me with best wishes etc Fraternally yours S W WI3TMORE l ROMEE 3041 Mesdames Henry and Closz and Drs Wilson and Bowles Should Represent Ue There The National Liberal Party Must Have 100000 Members and 100000 Thn most Inspiring article for any great and grand mid broad and gen oroiiH mind that was ever printed In any newspaper Is Mrs Henrys article In tho Hlade of December 14 glvlri nn account of the progress of Infidel ity In Huropo nnd proposing that Dr Wilson of Cincinnati bo sent to Homo to represent nationalism as she calls it or Infidelity as call It In B 11 301 right In the front of the Vatican In the shallow of the statue of Oiilor dano llruno from whom all Infidels should count time burnt there at tin stake by the Christians In A 1000 because ho told them that the world was round and moved and that there were stars larger than the earth Mrs llwirys suggestion was all right as flu as It went but the peo plo that American Infidels shouli send there In line styleand pay every cent of their exepnses are Mrs Jos ephlno K Henry Mrs Harriot M Closx Dr n Wilson and Dr T J Bowles If you will Just help mo to get tc the mi Holy Land and can get my Dog Fennel book all right when the times comes for tho Rome Exo dus will got there Ell on my own hook alive If my old hones are still In good working order or If am dead will bo there in spirit mean It dont expect to be dead by a jugful when tho plant me We American Infiduls have been thinking we were It and as a matter of fact we have hardly been in It Think of It Four hundred of the Savants of Europe men and women no women and men Infidel So cieties including 100 societies from what we have been calling priest ridden Spain but In reality Spain whoso young King lately walked Into one of her great Cathoic Cathedrals and ridiculed their religious Hubdub bory and Jimcracks and ijofunnys all these people met In what has al ways been the model government not only of Europe hut of the world greater and better than our United States Switzerland the Republic that has tho most beautiful country and the finest people In tho world and In Geneva tho city of John Cal vin who burned Michael Servetus at tho stake and in the University build ing furnished theso Infidels by the State blasted the Christian religion as the blackest page In history and especially old Calvins Presbyterian Ism which Is the real religion of the Blhlo See Romans Sth and which to frighten the ignorant Into its In fernal fold has from Calvins day to within the last two years been roast Ing In an eternal hell of fire and brim stone all babies niton which some Presbyterian skypilot had not prac ticed worse than Negro voodoolsrn and hoodoolsm am not a Socialist dont want tiny of It In mine but If tho Infidels and Socialists of tho world will com bine and take the Vatican and St Peters Cathredral at Rome and sell them rill educational and moral pur poses and give tho money all to the Catholic poor who paid for them I will say Amen In a Stentorian voice und when nn ordained minister of Jehovah say Amen it counts more than If a mere common mortal had said It Let the slogan bo ON TO ROME want to bo In the gang that In E 11 304 same that the Christians call IJOlwlll stand around tho statue af till Infidel Bruno to praise his glorious name and slinking the red rng of defiance at old Skinny XIII tell him that If 19 opens that ily tray Rlat In his race against what we are lolng we will duck him and his whole redhatted gang In the Tlbnr until o wash their sins away In the inly ordinance of the genuine apos toile baptism and make the whole river Into holy water enough for Ihu balance of Christendom until Ga lirlel toots his dinner horn The Infidels of America ought on that occasion to charter a ship and put not less than 5000 American In Idols In Rome Wo want to attack tho Lion In his lair which came might near being liar Leo the Lion of tho tribe of Inilah that lives on the fat of the lambs and that goes RomeIng and roaring up and down tho earth seek Ink whom ho may devour some body Let us meet sisters and brothers not as assassins at the root of Porn toys pillar but at the foot of Bru nos statue to strike for liberty of man woman and child NEVER HEARD OF THE BLADE Now Market Ohio Dec 1901 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ATTENTION DR WILSON Bethel O November Gnev flohry C Brown haH noticed that at the weekly prayer meetings the sounds of oscillatory Intercourse be tween the rural swains and maidens ire more frequent than responsive Ameus to his prayers Further the astor perceives that the seats near the oil lamps are usually vacant while the places In the dim corners are oc cupied Invariably The preacher now has Issued nn ultimatum which calls for moro lamps In the church more Amens to the prayers and absolute absence of noises to Indicate that kissing is being done If these de mands of the pastor are not granted he will elthqr demand segregation oi the sexes or resign RELIGIOUS B F McKlnney of Bethany Mo Is a Baptist who made long prayer In church anti had family prayers nt recently stole 1000 In Bethany and ran off leaving a wife to whom lu had been married but n month Invos tlgatlon proved that he hud previous ly stolen 8000 In Florida and had run off from there leaving a wlf and four children People ought to watch all prayins men j I 100IIrvI1l now wi rth at 400In on Ylar inim hcsjrlo4 in au anuutil niuni of per cpnt the a ltitl inn si Ai liavo alrrail plat Vii tint MIk th hllJM ill 1Irit iMIP now iTiivil it only 250 SHARE parvahlP full paid non lg aRpeHrialile No Mock of than one hundred chares will w be sold Gold located in tho famous Tliuudar Mountain District Write for Uiforiu- tlon ami proapectns string the names of who are well m Sa byHCENTRALiS SUITE 208 SAUE ST l n I LIKES DR WILSONS PARTY PROBLEMS Dayton Ohio Doc 1902 Doar Bro untie have Just read Dr Wilsons Par ty Problem consider it iiio ho ever read and think t cr is nt a man in the United Stales that eouH write a bettor one It shmiW le roii by all I see a abort artirlo In whir the writer states that Wilson Is ml taken or In error In some of his statements but ho eulogizes VHsur for his Integrity anti honesty The Ulan who could write an article Hkr that with no error might be consid ered perfect If there is any error the Doctor wll ever be ready to correct It us knows that wise men change their opinions and fools never do I take no special exceptions to article but I would suggest tliat cut out one sentence in the thlnl col limn which begins I would not KV a tinkers damn fora man c think some readers might take cxccp tlons to that sentence as peoples tastes differ It Is strong enonsi without that will take worth h pamphlet form Say to Bro toro have four vol unmes of Bennetts travels tr the Orient W J Fox of Illinois rep resented them fairly would sui Kest to Urn Moore to iMish Hen netts work and save tin rial of hip life and health Kennetr did not ilvf to see his works finished nni can not afford to lose our a Froe tnought writers NOAH ooiKH GOT KINFOLKS IN THE BIBLE Owensboro Ky Del 1902 Charles Moore Dear Charlie You tmVo been a preacher If the Holy Ghost was the father of Jesus Carlst why does the New Testament give the en SVxy of Joseph to show the nn t try lit Jo Put me down for Fennel 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Irlor unJ r Clrstreo dinll1gchlrsj TuL I 11 1ai eNINUT t L rl iJ rf Hill 1 p bLUE GRASS BLADE uj 1Notesand Comments AAAAAAAAIbVttA wvn wTT Tax Dodgers This Is the season when the tax gatherer Is abroad in the land and there Is a cry against the tax and corporations rallff to the assessor thus throwing greater burdens on the poor who merely own a shelter or the tools they wor with but the greatest tax dodgers in the United States are the churches The widows mite and the rich manA offering are collected by the State and giving them to the Church In the forms of exemptions and yet we arr told that Church and State are sella rate in this country Exempting church property from taxation in the United States is on a par with the co lection of tithes in Europe and the unthinking people are deluded with the Idea that they are not compelled to support religion The church owns an average of onetenth of the property in every community Ever taxpayer pays his own tax and his or her share of the additional one tenth which the Church dodges Setting themselves up as fountain of truth Justice and morality the Churches throw the whole burden of their taxes on others and think they do no wrong The day laborer the seamstres and the wash woman have their hot els weighted down with taxes in der to pay the taxes on splendid churches where the poor are not we churches are accumulating property as rapidly as tho Morgan rr and Rockefellers and the taxes of the people are increasing at an alarn Ing rate each year by being forced to pay the taxes of these champion tax dodgers Let the battle cry of Taxation of Church property be raised loud and long at the Congress of tho National Liberal Party to be held in Lexington Ky on January 23 24 25 303 Down with the union of Church and State Startling Announcement President Eliot of Harvard Un verslty must be trying to see how hard he can hit the Christian re has made the startling declare it would be better to train IlIgton youth in Buddhism until years of age and then let choose a religion after a con study of all rOllglonToj- respond with a good healthy AMEN In my exchurch the Episcopal the ricner and more tony the member the louder and more reson- antt the response AHMEN This is a bold admission that ilie J Christian religion is an utter failure t in promoting morality That is just what Rationalists claim Now tha i this idea is being promulgated from Harvard the Buddhist missionaries in this country may have great suc iw cess in converting Christians to Buddhism that Is if the Christian Boxers do not get in their work first and si Ience them with a gun or a bayonet i The greatest experts earth with deadly weapons are Christians and 1whenthey do not find sufficient game under the Banner of the Prince of Peace they go gunning for the heathen If our youths were trained In Budd hjsm until 20 years of age as the President of Harvard suggests they woulQ scorn the use of deadly weap ons as tho heathen know not the art of war As Buddhists our youtl would consider the taking of intoxicants a crime and they would reverence their enders If deadly weap ons strong drink and precocity were eliminated from Christian nations they would be approaching civiliza tionThere is a Buddhist in this country named Baba Hharati who is giving some very wholesome advice to the American people through the New York Herald He says because of J morality of Buddhists the Buddhist religion has outlived the religions of Egypt Greece and Rome which were destroyed by bad morals and that the Christian nations are going the same wad If Buddhism will make Chris tendom humane sober and moral let I us adopt it by all means + + + I The Youngest of the Twelve Apostles Reed Smoot the Mormon It seems a foregone conclusion that Reed Smoot the Mormon will be elected United States Senator from Utah Of course there will be some pyrotechnics In that aristocratic r body of millionaires when the Mor mon attempts to take his seat Mor monism is one type of the Christian religion and our Constitution guaran tees religious liberty to all its citi Smoot believes in worshiping God according to the form laid down by his church and he is a Mormon Just as other Senators aro Episcopa 5Hans Presbyterians Methodists Bap or Roman Catholics What right has either branch of our National Congress to exclude a regularly elected member solely on account of his religion No two men in either body ever had the same re ligion If we are to Judge of their religion by both the public and pri vate lives of average men In Congress- It does seem uat it tins not had much effect upon them though their chaplains daily pray for Divine guid ante Prom the public and private records of many men who have been in Congress it oes not seem possible that they could be contaminated by a Mormon Some Mormons practice polygamy In accordance with the ex amples of the Holy Men of old corded In the Holy Bible They openly confess their belief In this Bible teaching The EdmundsTucker law says that particular teaching of the Bible shall not be put into practice in the United States that is if it is done open and above board from emn religious conviction but when a man practices bigamy trigamy or lygamy covertly in defiance of his igious profession his eligibility to i Congress must not be questions Thousands of Just such men havo been sent to Washington and tho scandals that have been unearth there have often caused the press to call our National Capital tho slnlt hole of iniquity If the Bible teach- Ing let him that is without sin cast the first stone is religiously observed n the United States Senate even a Mormon could take his seat and hear but faint protest 0 d + He Means a Man or a Woman In Law The woman receives a Presidential appointment to a post office as a IOst master When a woman graduates at law or medicine she is a lawyer or a doctor The century swarms with w men Bachelors of art Bachelors of science of Philosophy so If the term Bachelor can thus include the maid and matronthe very respectable and generic pronoun HE should include women in politics as It does In law At least as long as the pronoun HE does to tax Imprison or hang a man by it ought to be good enough tor her to vote by MRS I3LOSZSBS Prayers Made to Order We have heard a great deal about the blind leading the blind and both falling Into the ditch but wo are ly supposed to consider It in a sort of pictorial sense However the blind chaplain of the United State Senate seems to have been instrumental in sidetracking If not ditching the Supreme Court if we are to judge from the efforts of his successor to extricate the members from a perilous position by praying tho dl vine blessing and guidance upon the department of Justice Tho machiner of Justice is a complicated affair and the pomp and circumstance wit which the technical are made fills us with awe and we are disposed to lIeve that nothing short of the divine blessingthe Almighty dollarcould guide the working of this delicate piece of mechanism Physical research societies claim to accomplish any wish by concentrat- Ing thought to that end We woul recommend these societies to operat uppn the legislatures and depart ments of Justice and report results S S S S Probably Rev F W Ranford the Prophet Elijah and the Holy Ghos and Us has traveled more miles In foreign lands than any other man In tae United States the last year He has twice been to Jerusalem from th temple at Shiloh and back has toure the orient from end to end and coves ed In doing so about 31000 miles He has baptized 2000 converts up to the present 3 n A young lady with an apparently vague sense of propriety recently propounded the following question to the editor of the religious paper to which she was a subscriber Do you thin It Is proper for a girl to sit In a mans lap even after she Is engaged The pious editor thus set her doubts at rest If It were another fellows gir and our lap yes If It were our gir and our lap yes but if it were our girl and another fellows lap never never never n tt 0 8 In My Fathers House There An Many Mansions- A good Catholic brother who has written a ponderous volume in the ef fort to harmonize science with theology devotes one chapter to The Empyrean of the LambThe Promisee City of Israel in the sun It is stated that at me last judgment this city shan be let down suspended from the ileeptoned cables of heaven It wil descend millions of miles to where the dead shall be standing before the throne where shall bo taken in ulll whoso names are written In the booli af life We have all read descriptions ofI this city but repetition must be lnued that we may be duly impressed with its magnificence The Gold used for the foundations is to have been produced in tho earth This probably accounts for e stringency in the gold market these days This structure Is to bo the shape of a perfect nioe 1500 miles each way with stories The twelve gates of pearls tho walls of the city extend to the top A gate 1500 miles high would jo ail awe inspiring sight and the Lamb will have to shed forth consider able light h our poor lading eye sight reaches the top of it In each foundation of the twelve here are 1000 floors each of which arc divided into 144 blocks Tho ex erlor suite of rooms which are larger than the interior ones are reserved for tho giants of mighty structure of the first 700 years and the interior apartments are reserved for the pets of todaythat Is providing they do not cast away salvation- In each of tho blocks above men toned there is a capacity for 1000 00000 seats The weary are to find rest here you see No street car methods perpetrated upon the tired reformed sinners By a system of mathematics the whole capacity of the city Is found to be 11520000000 000 angels and saints Tho seats re srved for ecclesiastics is 12000000 000 and each one Is said to accommo elate several beings We arc not desj tllejpriestly t request that God erase my name from his list and placo my seat in this jewelbedecked amphitheatre at the disposal of some one who will enjoy perpetual harp playing and perennial praises to the priestly host Like In gersoll I prefer the storm and tempest of action rather than the dead calm of Intellectual stagnation After an what is gamed by tne change trom earth to this eternal city There are ranks and grades of merit r present eu to exist there Is there not immanent danger of another war in heaven with the inevitable result of dcthro lug some disturber This city Is described as being a cube wltiuu a sphere The ark could give pointers In ventilation but the lightning system seems to be perfec ly adjusted Externally the excess of His glory illuminates the city Internally the morning star does duty as the originator of light and in this last explanation the author seems to have silenced all contention about the harmony between theology and science 414 Advancement In Retrogresslgn it seems that when a small remnant of the people takes a step forward the masses go bockwar two steps In a Chicago daily paper I find an account of Sunday schools in the city which saysChildren never hear the name of the Deity The Bible is never read and there are no prayers These Sunday Schools which are said to teach the tenets of Socialism are thought to have originated with the leading spirit of Hull House Jane Addams This woman has stamped her personality not ouly upon Chicago but upon the wholo United States She has done more to demonstrate the brotherhood of man than all the clergy of the citys churches Miss Addams founded the first Social settlement In America In 1889 now they number nearly one hundred The liberal societies unl verslty students and ethical organiz tlons are tnelr most Interested supporT ters The object of the social settlement is the uplifting of humanity The residents of the place paying their own expenses and giving their time Hull House was originally a larger resmence and two large halls have been added There Is a manual training school for boys from 15 to years old two evenings a eek one evening Is devoted to young dies carving and one evening for men in hand work in wood the proceeds to go to the workers There Is a kindergarten limited to 70 memo hers and another department where children are kept while mothers are- away at work for a cost of five cents each In the music and art rooms at dents are taught all public school branches for 50 cents for ten week There are classes In mechanical draw Lug clay molding Venetian iron work embroidery millinery dressmaking sewing and cooking and the teachers are the very best There are gymm slums for men women and children tor 15 to 25 cents a month which tee clovers a privilege to shower bath ortythree clubs are connected with Ills institution and it is e tiI ate bat 2000 persons pass through its oors weekly in seach of knowledg nd healthful recreation Dew Gei Hodges says There Is as much dlf rence between the settlement and church as between the errand of parson and physician Infidels have known for lo tnese many years that the church did not occupy common ground with humanity and we are not surprised at the opposition of its herents Jane Addams the founds of Hull House where work for human- Ity has been practlcallzed by making one of tho vilest wards of Chicago a place fit to live in has spoken ames sage to tho world which will be of more value to tho race than the teach- Ings of Jesus But when secular Sunday schools are founded especlall by a woman where prayer is not said and the Deity is not mentioned the movement is slurred and characterized slightly by the press of the counT try and the work denounced from the pulpit Miss Addams is a member of 10 church and declares that the hurch must catch up with the cession or be left high and dry and tot until the church stops proselytlni can it do the work of social settlement A statement In which Infidel House we have a grand monument to human brotherhood Sere we have a thriving practical ucational center a condition which Christians tell us cannot exist without the recognition of Christs teachings and the exercise of faith and onstant prayer While the humane movements an going forward we find the grea sasses of the church going back ward We have Just read of the Springfield Ills synod together with others which have changed their names from Prostestant Episcopal to the American Catholic church The stereotyped smirk of Pope Leo wil doubtless broaden Into a leer of trl mph when he reads of this retort to the mother church It Is now In order to slay the fatted bullock for he returning Prodigal One of the Bishops who favored the change said The church could not exist without BIshops but as usual he reverses the situation He should have said The Bishops could not exist without the hurch The two are inseparable and heir continued existence Is only made possible by the Ignorance of the masses who toll and sweat and tribute to their support Tho debate on the change of name was spirited Dr Allen declaring that a priest is responsible only to God and the church There seems to be plenty of work yet for the Infidels lost people supposed that citizens of United States were responsible to their fellows and amenable to the laws but here we have a plain statement that priests are responsible on thisIic any or intrigue or crime Justification fore invasion of the persons and property of the people Justification for licentiousness and drunkenness Jus ficatlon for all the unspeakable de lements and priestly vllaines in the catalogue And yet in the face of the declaration that priests are sponsible only to God and the i church the minority who oppose such absolution will follow the mo jority back into the Catholic fold and meekly submit to Infallible crees Why do the dissenters not refus to conform and follow e footsteps of Jane Addams the plain unprelci tlous little woman who seeks to sisal her every act meet the needs of inanity and holds herself responsible to her fellow human beings while laboring to better conditions In this world Instead of a future life In the fact of church consolidation Is embodied a deadly menace to Ame lacn Institutions and the person safety of the dissenter Is jeopardize Webster City Iowa ELQUENT EUOC Continued from First Page tion She was the advocate of the pressed the champion of the weal the friend of freedom and the enomy of every Ingersoll and Stanton How much we owe to these two This man and this woman did more to make us tree than all the military murderers that ever shed blood In the name of erty Their labors gave potency to free speech and made It something more than the mockery It was before their day Their methods were widely divergent but both powerfully effective Ingersoll brought to the works an descent genius an orotund oratory and dazzled tho populace with the glitter and glamour of his splendid speech Attracting with a marvelous array of eloquence wit pathos sentiment sarcasm irony and irreverenc In bewildering admixture he was a mighty missionary who reached man that were to others Inaccessible and as with a lantern he led the victim of cruel teachings from out the swamps of superstition Essentially an Iconoclast he clear ed the brush even as a prairie fire effaces tho rank buffalo grass and prepares the plain for a fairer growth He blazed the wayhe marked the Stanton came serious earnest confident convincing conquering She brought courage couscience peccable ideals devotion to duty a superb sincerity and more than all else a positive purpose And she possessed in amplitude the constructive genius which Ingersoll lacked The mission of each is fulfilled Sweet sleep to both Mrs Stanton was a woman whose every act and every utterance showed the strength and Initiative of a man To the reinforcement of a mint of marvelous qualities she brought the fruits of a ripe scholarship her personality many powers com bin ed She was teacher and preacher equally effective with the pen or on the platform She was a philosopher who applied her theories She was possessed of an Inexhaustible en ergy and an immeasurable capacity for work Her efforts at organization girdled the globe and her executive influence extended over the face of the earth More than that of other reformer her life record can be pointed to as one of results Hers was a splendidly courageous progressIadvocated political equality at a time when It was not easy for a woman to step aside from the traditional track which the feet of her sex had worn through the centuries She lieved the appellation reformer of the odium that attached to it and made It one to wear with pride Consistently with her mission she was intensely religious But hers was a religion of deeds and not of reedsa religion crowned with rea son And her system of ethics has never been improved upon Her efforts were effective to an ex ceptional degree because both as a woman and as a worker she manded an instant respect and pelled an abiding admiration Even opponents could pronounce only words of praise The death of Mrs Stanton leaves 10 reason for regret Her life was rounded to a last completeness Her mission knew the full measure of ac complishment Much work remains for those who follow but It Is largely that of Bringing In the sheaves for the weary reaping Is over and hu manity is soon to know the rich re ward of an ample harvest She needs no stately shaft above her dust Her memory Is secure for the bullded her own monument And her name will live in noble deeds when the proudest cenotapn that ers today has crumbled and the moot splendid sarcophagus that cradles the clay of a worthless king is a ruin of mouldering HURT SOCIALISTPRIEST Continued from First Page before the public interviewers began seeking Father McGrady because whatever he said In expressing an pinion was always worth reading whether tho reader agreed with or differed from the clergyman He variably lined himself with tho poorer classes when it was 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threatening attitude According to him it is a crime In the Catholic Church to oppose nopoly a heresy to praise the Declaration of Independence or recognize the Liberalism and Intellectual merits of Darwin Zola and Renan or praise Thomas Jefferson as a grea all this Impudent tyrannou and treasonable imposition Thomas McGrady with the heroism and Independence of a Bruno has hurled a bold defiance declaring That to submit to the condition Imposed upon him would be to sac rifice manhood and conscience am stultify myself before the public ery Intelligent man would say that I should be confined in an insane asy lum Therefore I resign to preserve myself from a charge of Idiocy and to protect my memory from evelast ing Infamy Brave words of a brave man When Father McGrady announced his resignation to his people and gave the reasons why the whole congrega tlon rebelled against his leaving them and many wept The news of his resignation has been reported at length by the Associated Press and this 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